navytimes.com http://www.navytimes.com en-us Copyright 2014, navytimes.com SaxoTech Online Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:12:37 -0400 15 Bill aims to strengthen forensic training in sexual assault cases http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS05/307300043 The Defense Department must improve its procedures for investigating sexual assaults by standardizing training requirements for medical experts who examine victims and analyze rape kits, a bipartisan group of lawmakers say. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:45:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS05/307300043 Last crew member of Enola Gay dies http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290085 The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:53:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290085 Pot-for-PTSD researcher denied reinstatement http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/BENEFITS06/307290074 The University of Arizona has rejected a marijuana researcher's plea to keep her job after her contract was terminated in June. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:36:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/BENEFITS06/307290074 Body of young 'stowaway' found in wheel well of C-130 after Africa missions http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290065 The body of an unidentified male between 15 and 20 years old was found in the wheel well of an 86th Airlift Wing C-130 on Sunday after the plane returned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, from missions in Africa, officials said. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:33:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290065 Some F-35 flight restrictions lifted http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS04/307290075 The Pentagon has lifted some flight restrictions on F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, while inspections will continue for the foreseeable future, according to a Defense Department official. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:48:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS04/307290075 Police: 2 arrested in Michigan guardsman's carjack slaying http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS06/307290087 Detroit police say they've arrested a man and a woman in the fatal shooting of a Michigan National Guard soldier during a carjacking on the city's west side. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:43:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS06/307290087 House committee rebukes Obama over Bergdahl deal http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290078 House Armed Services Committee members voted Tuesday to condemn President Obama for failing to consult with congressional leaders before swapping five Taliban prisoners for prisoner of war Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:34:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290078 SOCOM chief McRaven is chancellor finalist for University of Texas System http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290086 University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system's 15 campuses and $14 billion budget. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:31:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290086 17,000 troops' debt relieved in settlement with loan company http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290069 About 17,000 service members tricked into predatory loans could see their debts erased under a settlement announced by federal and state regulators Tuesday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:50:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290069 Former Iran hostage demands compensation from Iranians http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290064 Paul Lewis arrived as a Marine Corps security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Nov. 3, 1979. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:48:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290064 Fort Stewart soldier, daughter die after being struck by plane http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290052 A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family died from her injuries, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:47:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290052 Army putting boat up for auction - starting at $25 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290073 A landing craft tied up at Fort Eustis, Virginia, is going up for auction Tuesday night, with bidding starting at $25. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:46:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290073 U.S. and EU pledge new sanctions against Russia http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS08/307290083 The U.S. message has been clear that if Russia would not deescalate its movements and hostility in Ukraine, more sanctions would be imposed. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:14:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS08/307290083 Admiral: World getting 'numb' to North Korean missiles http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS08/307290084 Amid concerns about its development and testing of nuclear weapons, North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology, the admiral in charge of American forces in Asia and the Pacific said Tuesday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:12:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS08/307290084 PACOM chief: U.S. not worried about Chinese intel ship at RIMPAC http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS08/307290081 The head of the Pentagon's Pacific Command said Tuesday that it's 'a little odd' the Chinese government has sent a spy ship to trail the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise currently taking place off the coast of Hawaii - an exercise in which China has f Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:12:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS08/307290081 Jury awards Jesse Ventura $1.8M in defamation case against estate of 'American Sniper' author http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290067 Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:10:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290067 U.S., Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS08/307290079 Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, followed swiftly by a new round of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:41:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS08/307290079 Dunford fielded tough questions on military justice before his confirmation http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290082 Before Gen. Joseph Dunford appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee for his confirmation hearing July 17, he answered a long list of the committee's questions on topics ranging from acquisition challenges to suicide prevention. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:06:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290082 Congrats, O-4! Active-duty staff corps selections announced http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/CAREERS03/307290060 The following active-duty staff corps officers have been selected for promotion to lieutenant commander, according to a fleetwide message, ALNAV 057/14, released Monday: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:00:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/CAREERS03/307290060 UFC releases Colton Smith after third-straight loss http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290080 One month after a third-straight defeat, the only active-duty service member in the world's top mixed martial arts circuit has been released from his contract. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:50:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290080 Lavrov and Kerry talk about Cold War-era arms deal http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290063 Russia's Foreign Ministry says the chief diplomats from Russia and the United States have discussed the situation in Ukraine and the fulfillment of a Cold War-era arms control deal that the U.S. has accused Russia of violating. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:20:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290063 McDonald confirmed as new VA secretary http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/BENEFITS04/307290071 It's been a quick courtship for Bob McDonald - and there will be no honeymoon. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:08:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/BENEFITS04/307290071 DoD to oversee senator's Army War College plagiarism probe http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290077 The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh of Montana, the college's provost said Tuesday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:02:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290077 Polk soldier dies in training accident http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290061 The Clay County community is mourning the loss of a Sergeant Tyler Zody, 20. The 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army says on Thursday July 24th, the Fort Campbell soldier was killed in a training accident involving a vehicle that also injured three soldiers in Fort Polk, Louisiana. The incident is under investigation. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:57:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290061 Sources: Officer, enlisted force-outs to increase http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/CAREERS03/307290076 The officer corps may not have seen the last of the involuntary separation and early retirement boards that so far have cut short the careers of some 1,700 Regular Army captains and majors. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:56:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/CAREERS03/307290076 Conference committee OKs $17B VA health care bill http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290057 House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:08:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290057 Lists due out soon for Reserve medical officer promotions, special-branch ILE http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/CAREERS03/307290072 Selection lists containing the names of health services officers recommended for promotion to captain, and special branch officers slated for resident Intermediate Level Education will be released within the next few days. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:02:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/CAREERS03/307290072 Audit: VA manipulated vets' appointment records http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290070 Internal VA documents show the depth of fraudulent scheduling, manipulation of data and in some cases, intimidation of staff, to hide delays in medical care to veterans in the 6-million patient national system, according to documents provided to USA Today Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:37:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290070 This week's letters to the editor http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS01/307290053 I am an Army Reserve air defense officer, commonly referred to by Air Force liaison officers as 'Duckhunters.' On the civilian side, I am a major airline captain/pilot of a Boeing 737 with 10,000 hours of flight time. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:26:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS01/307290053 Military Times returning to Navy exchanges overseas in August http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290055 Sailors stationed overseas will soon see copies of Military Times newspapers for sale in Navy exchanges again. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:26:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290055 Afghan quick reaction force slowed by logistics failures http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS08/307290051 A specially trained and equipped Afghan Army quick reaction force is in danger of having its vehicles fall into disrepair, and its soldiers miss out on training due to an inability to supply much-need spare parts and training, a Congressionally-mandated w Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:23:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS08/307290051 Lending scam: Nearly 18,000 personnel to get debt relief http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290056 New York and 12 other states have settled an investigation into improper lending with a court agreement to shut down the company and expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for 17,800 U.S. military personnel. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:04:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290056 Miller faces sales job on $17B VA bill in the House http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290046 Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:53:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290046 Pig-castrating Senate candidate returns from Guard duty http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290050 Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:52:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290050 Vets, teens transplant corals in Florida Keys http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290047 A dozen wounded veterans submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to help transplant corals on a special section of the reef set aside as a remembrance area for fallen American service personnel. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:52:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290047 House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290059 House Republicans have agreed to vote on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:48:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290059 Fort Bragg soldier dies in pedestrian accident http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290068 Fayetteville police say a Fort Bragg soldier is dead after he was struck by a vehicle as he tried to cross a local street. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:35:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290068 VA seeks to improve services, care for female vets http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/BENEFITS04/307290066 The rising ranks of servicewomen returning from Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade has changed the nature of care needed at the Veterans Affairs Department - but the system has yet to fully adapt, advocates say. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:22:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/BENEFITS04/307290066 Calif. governor takes dig at Texas Guard plan http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS02/307290048 California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday that he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that 'wiser minds will prevail.' Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:20:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS02/307290048 Gen. Hostage: Manned, unmanned mix needed in Iraq http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS04/307290062 ISR mission still requires pilots who can 'look out the window and see something coming,' ACC commander says. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:19:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS04/307290062 Top TA schools by service http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/EDU/307290058 A service-by-service look at the colleges most popular among troops using tuition assistance in fiscal 2013: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:44:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/EDU/307290058 Wright-Patterson pressured to fill more hospital beds http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290049 Ohio's largest military base is under pressure to fill more beds in its hospital. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:57:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290049 Marines approve new primary MOS for MARSOC officers http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/CAREERS03/307280042 The commandant of the Marine Corps has approved a new primary military occupational specialty that will allow Marine officers the opportunity to spend a career in the Corps' special operations command. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:21:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/CAREERS03/307280042 White House: EU, U.S. to impose new Russia sanctions http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS08/307280046 The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:27:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS08/307280046 CPS worker in 2012 Dyess toddler death charged with evidence tampering http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS06/307280038 Abilene, Texas, police have charged a former state child protective services worker with tampering with evidence in the case of a toddler found dead at her Dyess Air Force Base home nearly two years ago. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:26:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS06/307280038 MARSOC gunnery sergeant to receive posthumous Silver Star http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280040 A MARSOC gunnery sergeant who was killed while fighting insurgents in Afghanistan, will be awarded the military's third-highest award for valor on Tuesday, MARSOC officials announced. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280040 Sailor dies aboard destroyer Williams http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280039 A Norfolk-based sailor died on deployment last month, the Defense Department announced Monday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:24:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280039 One retired colonel is campaigning for more cuts - and Congress is listening http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280016 The Army insists cutting the service down to 420,000 cannot be done. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:23:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280016 Meet the 2014 Navy Times Sailor of the Year and Coast Guardsman of the Year http://projects.militarytimes.com/smoy/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:08:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/TMP/307280024 Top TA & GI Bill schools: Most popular colleges cater to troops by taking classes to them http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/EDU/308040012 Schools known for their flexible learning options are by far the most popular among both active-duty service members using tuition assistance and veterans and their dependents using the Post-9/11 GI Bill, government data show. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:50:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/EDU/308040012 Former Apache pilot heads Redskins special teams http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280021 After practice on Military Appreciation Day at Washington Redskins training camp, the special teams coordinator made a beeline to the people in uniform near the special VIP tent. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:56:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280021 U.N. rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS08/307280031 The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:49:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS08/307280031 VA reform bill to get vote this week http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS05/307280041 In a dramatic legislative turnaround, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs committees on Monday unveiled plans for a $17 billion compromise VA reform bill that funds the hiring of more clinicians, expands private care options and makes i Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:48:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS05/307280041 Five Questions with Texas Gov. Rick Perry: U.S.-Mexico Border http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS02/307280034 Texas Gov. Rick Perry has accused the federal government of failing to provide enough resources on the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants, including more than 57,000 children who have illegally crossed into the U.S. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:23:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS02/307280034 U.S.: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS08/307280048 In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach 'a very serious matter' and going public with allegations that have simmered for some tim Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:26:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS08/307280048 2 military satellites launched on Delta 4 rocket http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS04/307280049 A Delta 4 rocket has lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying two satellites for the U.S. Air Force. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:50:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS04/307280049 Camp Pendleton's 'Godfather' sentenced to two years http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS06/307280047 The self-proclaimed 'Godfather' of Camp Pendleton, California, was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday after he pleaded guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for funneling construction projects to contractors. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:24:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS06/307280047 Meet the 2014 Marine Corps Times Marine of the Year http://projects.militarytimes.com/smoy/ Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:02:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/TMP/307280026 Meet the 2014 Air Force Times Airman of the Year http://projects.militarytimes.com/smoy/ Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:00:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/TMP/307280025 Meet the 2014 Army Times Soldier of the Year http://projects.militarytimes.com/smoy/ Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:00:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140728/TMP/307280023